A version of this article appears in the May 26 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Lockheed Martin and NASA say the sooner they can finish the first flight test of an Orion crew capsule, the sooner they can clear the decks to send the four-seat vehicle around the far side of the Moon. Three-quarters of the 1,200 employees the prime contractor has on the overall Orion program already are working on the first exploration mission (EM-1), and the first parts of the vehicle that ...


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